Trade Quotes

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Antonio Porchia
“I know what I have given you...
I do not know what you have received.”
Antonio Porchia

Leigh Bardugo
“I trade in information, Geels, the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Thomas Jefferson
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none”
Thomas Jefferson

Robert Thier
“Ships are my arrows, the sea my bow, the world my target.”
Robert Thier, Storm and Silence

Adam Smith
“Every man lives by exchanging.”
Adam Smith

Larken Rose
“The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response.
To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”
Larken Rose

Frederick Douglass
“A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.”
Frederick Douglass, The Portable Frederick Douglass

Ayn Rand
“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade...”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Holly Black
“She'd always been a little contemptuous of beauty, as though it was something you had to trade away some other vital thing for.”
Holly Black, Valiant

Isaac Asimov
“You mean that this is a matter of patriotism and traders aren't patriotic?"
"Notoriously not. Pioneers never are.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“The value of a thing is what that thing will bring. -Legal Maxim”
Larry Niven, Lucifer's Hammer

Gustave de Molinari
“Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty.”
Gustave de Molinari

Larken Rose
“Property taxes' rank right up there with 'income taxes' in terms of immorality and destructiveness. Where 'income taxes' are simply slavery using different words, 'property taxes' are just a Mafia turf racket using different words. For the former, if you earn a living on the gang's turf, they extort you. For the latter, if you own property in their territory, they extort you. The fact that most people still imagine both to be legitimate and acceptable shows just how powerful authoritarian indoctrination is. Meanwhile, even a brief objective examination of the concepts should make anyone see the lunacy of it. 'Wait, so every time I produce anything or trade with anyone, I have to give a cut to the local crime lord??' 'Wait, so I have to keep paying every year, for the privilege of keeping the property I already finished paying for??' And not only do most people not make such obvious observations, but if they hear someone else pointing out such things, the well-trained Stockholm Syndrome slaves usually make arguments condoning their own victimization. Thus is the power of the mind control that comes from repeated exposure to BS political mythology and propaganda.”
Larken Rose

Erin Bow
“Your shadow is bought and paid for, and your death will not remit that payment. You can go shadowless into the shadowless world, and your death will only be one last dark thing on my long dark road. It will hurt me but I do not care. It is all but over.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

C.J. Cherryh
“It was a monumental achievement that the serpentine tc'a had once upon a time gotten the knnn to understand the concept of trade: so nowadays knnn simply contacted a station, rushed onto its methane-dock and deposited whatever they liked, grabbed whatever they wanted and left. This was an improvement over their former behavior, in which they simply looted and left.”
C.J. Cherryh, The Kif Strike Back

William J. Bernstein
“Although the modern image of the imperial city is dominated by the ruins of the Coliseum and the Forum, the economic life of ancient Rome centered on side streets filled with apartments, shops, and horrea.”
William J. Bernstein, A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World from Prehistory to Today
tags: rome, trade

Eugene V. Debs
“Sooner or later every war of trade becomes a war of blood.”
Eugene V. Debs

C.J. Cherryh
“Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.”
C.J. Cherryh, Chanur's Legacy

Rose Prince
“It's frustrating to witness how popular Fairtrade bananas, coffee and tea have become with shoppers and supermarkets while plenty of unfair trade goes on, largely unnoticed, in our own back yard.”
Rose Prince

Isabel Hoving
“That's the positive aspect of trade I suppose. The world gets stirred up together. That's about as much as I have to say for it.”
Isabel Hoving, The Dream Merchant

Daniel Defoe
“Let any one who is acquainted with what multitudes of people get their daily bread in this city by their labour, whether artificers or meer workmen—I say, let any man consider what must be the miserable condition of this town if, on a sudden, they should all be turned out of employment, that labour should cease, and wages for work be no more. 

This was the case with us at that time; and had not the sums of money contributed in charity by well-disposed people of every kind, as well as abroad as at home, been prodigiously great, it had not been in the power of the Lord Mayor and sheriffs to have kept the publick peace. Nor were they without apprehensions, as it was, that desperation should push the people upon tumults and cause them to rifle the houses of rich men and plunder the markets of provisions; in which case the country people, who brought provisions very freely and boldly to town, would have been terrified from coming any more, and the town would have sunk under an unavoidable famine.”
Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year

“In those days the Pimas always had plenty.

The Papagos who lived in the desert south of us did not have a river like the Gila to water their fields, and their food was never plentiful.

During the summer months, some of them would come to our village, with cactus syrup put up in little ollas, and salt, and we would give them beans and corn in exchange.

The only salt we had came from the Papagos. At a certain time of the year they would go down to the ocean and get the salt from the shore where the tide left the water to dry. It was a kind of ceremony with them.

They always felt that we gave them more than they could give us, although to get the salt they had walked hundreds of miles to the ocean and back. And so they would stay with us for a few days and help us harvest our wheat.”
George Webb, A Pima Remembers

Gyan Nagpal
“it isn’t just talent which is mobile today, the work itself is highly mobile too.”
Gyan Nagpal, The Future Ready Organization: How Dynamic Capability Management Is Reshaping the Modern Workplace

Jared Taylor
“Just about the only serious argument anyone tries to make in favor of diversity echoes Jonathan Alger, a lawyer who has argued before the Supreme Court in favor of racial preferences: “Corporations have to compete internationally,” he says, and “cross-cultural competency is a key skill in the work force.”
This argument assumes that people get along best with people like themselves, that Koreans, for example, can do business most effectively with other Koreans. Presumably, if the United States has a large population of Koreans they will be a bridge between Korea and the United States. For that to work, however, Korean-Americans should not fully assimilate because if they do, they will lose the qualities that make them an asset. America should give up the ideal of Americanization that, in a few generations, made Englishmen, Dutchmen, Germans, Swedes, the Irish, and all other Europeans essentially indistinguishable. Do we really want to give up the idea of assimilation? Or should only racial minorities give up on assimilation?
More to the point, is a diverse population really an advantage in trade or international affairs? Japan is one of the most racially homogeneous nations. It would be hard to find a country that so clearly practices the opposite of American-style diversity, but it is one of the most successful trading nations on earth. If diversity were a key advantage, Brazil, Indonesia, Sudan, Malaysia, and Lebanon would be world leaders in trade.
Other great trading nations—Taiwan, Korea and China—are, if anything, even more closed and exclusionist than Japan. Germany is likewise a successful trading nation, but its trade surpluses cannot be attributed to cultural or racial diversity. Only since the 1960s has it had a large non-German minority of Turks who came as guest workers, and there is no evidence that Turks have helped Germany become more of a world presence or even a better trade partner with Turkey.
The world’s consumers care about price and quality, not the race or nationality of the factory worker. American corporations boast about workforces that “look like America,” but they are often beaten in their own market by companies whose workforces look like Yokohama or Shanghai.
If we really took seriously the idea that “cross-cultural competence” was crucially important, we would adjust the mix of immigrants accordingly. We might question the wisdom of Haitian immigration, for example, since Haiti is a small, poor country that is never likely to be an important trade partner. And do 32 million Mexican-Americans help our trade relations with the world—or even with Mexico? Canada is our number-one trading partner. Should we therefore encourage immigration from Canada? No one ever talks about immigration in these terms because at some level everyone understands that diversity has nothing to do with trade or influence in the world. The “cross-cultural competence” argument is artificial.”
Jared Taylor, White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century

Richie Norton
“Don't trade your happy life in for a sad life because tragedy is happening simultaneously. (Take a moment to think on that statement.)⁣

What are you trading your life for? Where is your time really going? You have freedom, but are you free? Remove self-imposed chains.”
Richie Norton

“Trade generated severe consequences for certain regions and workers and contributed a little to the shift into services. Changes in trade policy, specific trade deals, and assistance programs could alleviate the economic damage done to those regions and workers or exacerbate it, depending on the particulars. But as the evidence showed, there is little reason to suspect that increased trade had much of an effect on the growth slowdown itself. Hence the debate on trade should focus on whether, and how, the winners from trade might compensate the losers, and any effect on the growth rate is going to be of secondary importance.”
Dietrich Vollrath, Fully Grown: Why a Stagnant Economy Is a Sign of Success

Mohammed Zaki Ansari
“if we want to eliminate terrorism
we have to destroy the business model of fear and weapon”
Mohammed Zaki Ansari, "Zaki's Gift Of Love"

Amit Kalantri
“Salesmanship dawns when customers deny.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Thomas Sowell
“In a world where every society and every civilization has borrowed heavily from the cultures of other societies and other civilizations, everyone does not have to go back to square one and discover fire and the wheel for himself, when someone else has already discovered it. Europeans did not have to continue copying scrolls by hand after the Chinese invented paper and printing. Malaysia could become the world’s leading rubber-producing nation after planting seeds taken from Brazil. Yet the equal-respect “identity” promoters would have each group paint itself into its own little corner, with its own insular culture, thus presenting over all a static tableau of “diversity,” rather than the dynamic process of competition on which the progress of the human race has been based for thousands of years.”
Thomas Sowell, The Quest for Cosmic Justice

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Friendship cannot be bought, traded or bartered. You won’t find it on sale, and there’s never a coupon for it. Truly priceless things can only be given.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

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